Cigars and Cigarillos in France, 2015

Cigars and Cigarillos in France, 2015


The total tobacco products market in France declined in 2014, down 5.0% from 2013. Smaller-format Cigars and Cigarillos dominate unit volume sales, accounting for a vast majority of share in volume and value terms according to industry sources.

Key Findings

Data for the first four months of 2015 shows volume only experienced a small decline on the same period of 2014, but sales in early 2014 had been affected by the impact of strikes at Seita Distribution in January 2014

Per capita consumption of Cigars & Cigarillos is quite high in France, although it shows a downward trend since 2004. It is expected to decline further in 2015

In 2013, import volume showed a sharp drop in unit. In 2014 import level continued to decline with unit imports declining by a further 3.7%

In 2014 the average retail price of cigars and cigarillos in France increased by 3.6%, slightly faster than in the previous four years


“Cigars & Cigarillos in France”, is an analytical report by Canadean which provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the French market.

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Market size and structure of the overall and per capita consumption based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing analysis and our in-house expertise

Detailed information such as market shares and recent developments of the manufacturers, leading brands along with company profiles

Regulations, taxation, retail pricing, smoking habits, and the growing health concerns affecting overall production

Prospects and forecasts of overall sales and consumption for 2014 to 2024

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Executive summary
Market context
Tobacco products market, tons, %, 2005 & 2015
Tobacco products market, tons, 2004–2014
Market size and structure
Cigars & Cigarillos Consumption, Tons, 2004-2015
Per Capita Consumption, Pieces Per Year, 2004-2015
Cigars and Cigarillos: Market Segmentation, 2010-2015
Total & Per Capita Consumption of Large Cigars, 2004-2015
Production and trade
Imports, tons, 2004-2014
Imports by Country of Origin (Million Pieces), Top Countries, %, 2014
Imports of Cigars & Cigarillos, 2004-2014
Imports by Country of Origin (Million Pieces), 2007-2014
Imports by Country of Origin (tons), 2007-2014
Imports by Country of Origin (Value), 2007-2014
Exports, tons, 2004-2014
Exports of Cigars & Cigarillos, 2004-2014
Production and trade (cont)
Exports by Country of Destination (Value), Top Countries, %, 2014
Exports by Country of Destination (Value), ‘000, 2007-2014
Taxation and retail price
Cigars: Tax Structure, 2012-2015
EU: Cigars & Cigarillos, Tax Incidence Comparison, 2015
Cigars: Retail Price List (Altadis Distribution), 2014
Manufacturers and brands
Cigars & Cigarillos: Manufacturer Shares, Volume, %, 2010-2014
Cigars & Cigarillos: Manufacturer Shares, 1st Quarter, 2014 & 2015
Cigars & Cigarillos: Leading Brand Family Shares, 2004-2014
Cigars & Cigarillos: Fast Growing Brand Variants, 2014
Machine-Made Large Cigars, Manufacturer Shares, 2010
Machine-Made Large Cigars, Brand Family Shares, 2010
Company profiles
The smoking population
Adult Smoking Prevalence, Total and by Gender, %, 2004-2014
Smoking Prevalence by Age & Gender, 2005, 2010 & 2014
Operating constraints
Operating constraints
Advertising restrictions
Health Warning and Labelling requirements
Other restrictions
Wholesale Cigar Distribution
Prospects and forecasts
Cigars & Cigarillos Consumption, Million Pieces, 2014-2024
Per Capita Consumption, Pieces Per Year, 2014-2024
Additional data tables
Summary methodology
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